Copa Roberto Chery

The Copa Roberto Chery (English: Roberto Chery Cup), was a friendly football match realized between the national teams of Argentina and Brazil, on July 1, 1919.[1]

Copa Roberto Chery
Das laranjeiras 1922.jpg
Estadio das Laranjeiras, venue
EventFriendly match
No winner declared. The trophy
was sent to C.A. Peñarol
Date1 July 1919 (1919-07-01)
Venuedas Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro
RefereeAngelo Minoli (Uru)

The match was organised by the Brazilian Football Confederation in honour of Roberto Chery, goalkeeper of Peñarol and Uruguay national team, who died 30 May 1919, aged 23, in Rio de Janeiro. His death was caused by a hernia complicated by strangulation which he suffered in the match between Uruguay and Chile on 17 May at the 1919 South American Championship.[1][2] It was originally thought to be played between Brazil and Uruguay, but as the Uruguayan players, still shocked by the tragedy, declined to participate, Argentina took their place.[3][4]

Brazil played this match wearing a black and yellow stripped shirt, in honor of Club Atlético Peñarol, team of Chery, while Argentina wore a light blue shirt resembling the Uruguayan uniform. That was the 8th time that Argentina and Brazil faced each other.[5]

Once the match finished, and per agreement of both captains, the trophy was given to Club Peñarol, while part of the revenue was sent to Chery's family.[4]

Match detailsEdit

Brazil (left, wearing the C.A. Peñarol shirt) and Argentina (wearing the light blue shirt of Uruguay) teams
Brazil  3–3  Argentina
Report Clarke  
Laiolo   80'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Angelo Minoli (URU)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Copa Roberto Chery". RSSSF. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  2. ^ El arquero que murió por Uruguay: Roberto Chery y una atajada que le costó la vida by Luis Pratts, 26 May 2019, El Día
  3. ^ Chery: Sudamericano 1919 by Casale, 20 Apr 2015
  4. ^ a b 1919. LA MÁS HERMOSA PÁGINA DE FRATERNIDAD on El Gráfico, 16 Nov 2018
  5. ^ "Seleção Brasileira (Brazilian National Team) 1914-1922". RSSSF Brasil. Retrieved 8 March 2022.